It has occurred to me this week that, most of the time, we go through the motions of life without ever having really come to know the people around us. I am not necessary talking about the people we pass by in the grocery store, or the people we sit beside of in a restaurant, […]Read more "The Conversations"
I recently read an excellent short article. http://faithit.com/silent-marriage-killer-derek-harvey/ It reminded me of lessons that I learned that took me far too long. When I was young, television depicted families who were darn near perfect. Dad went to work. Mom stayed home with the kids, made dinner, cleaned, cooked, sewed. Dad and Mom’s would chuckle about […]Read more "Letting Go of Expectations"
I love Bruce Springsteen. He was sentimental without apology in his music during a time when it was going against the grain to do so. In his song, “Hungry Heart,” he has this line, “I took a wrong turn and I just kept going.” Now, I know that line is part of a whole song […]Read more "Living like a Boss"
I have heard recently about noise pollution and how it is disrupting wildlife habitats, among other things. Traditionally, human beings were not uncomfortable with silence. In fact, in the days of the hunters and gatherers, it was necessary. If a person could not hold their tongue, they might scare away the fish or the deer. […]Read more "On the Value of Silence"
The United States, relatively speaking, has a short history. I mean, in the way that it was conceived and the time it was organized. But the land that makes up the United States has a very long history and a very different conception. Sometimes, on a beautiful morning, or watching a beautiful sunset at night, […]Read more "The Time Before Ours"
For much of my life, I have settled. By settling, I mean I have lived less than the life I had imagined. I believe that success can only be determined by the person experiencing it. People try to direct me, but their definition of success is so far removed from mine that they will never […]Read more "Settling is Heartbreaking"
After having a lengthy discussion with one of the climbers, I concluded that on a hot day, you definitely needed chalk to climb. In fact, he said climbing on these kind of days wasn’t any fun because each time between handholds, you would have to stick you hand in the bag of chalk at your […]Read more "Chalk when Climbing"